What the people of Broome County did for entertainment in the 19th century

In today’s world, we seem to have moved away from what we might call traditional or old-fashioned forms of entertainment.

With today’s streaming services, there is a steady stream of things to watch on TV. Advances in video games can take players to alternate universes and times in history where battles and life can take you away from the boredom of everyday life. Just ask parents who can’t get their children to stop playing and leave their rooms.

When I taught my history courses in the classroom, before the pandemic, just before class began, I looked across a sea of ​​heads looking down at my phones without anyone talking to the student near them. The art of personal conversation seems to have been lost among the current generation.

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